Speaker for the Dead

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  • Foreignness In Orson Scott Card's Speaker For The Dead

    comes to human beings, the only type of cause that matters is final cause, the purpose. What a person had in mind. Once you understand what people really want, you can't hate them anymore. You can fear them, but you can't hate them, because you can always find the same desires in your own heart” (271). In Orson Scott Card’s, Speaker for the Dead, we are met yet again with Ender Wiggin, on a foreign planet, with foreign people, a new foreign alien species, and one he has carried with him for the last 3000 years. The book in it’s entirety is essentially based on the concept of foreignness. Orson Scott Card does a not at all subtle analysis of foreignness, posing the questions: are actions that seem foreign. evil, and against us necessarily wrong? Throughout the novel you are faced with…

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  • Speaker For The Dead Summary

    Speaker for the Dead, a fascinating novel taking place about 3,000 years after Ender’s Game. Through time and space travel Ender is nearly thirty-five years old, his brother Peter though, has died off years ago and Ender has assumed the title as Speaker for the Dead. His sister Valentine, has grown too, she has married and is having kids but Ender still is traveling the universe in search of people that have died. Ender goes to another world that is inhabited by piggies, the piggies have…

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  • Compare And Contrast Ender's Game Movie Vs Book

    The first example is what happens after Ender defeats the buggers. “So they boarded a starship and went from world to world. Wherever they stopped, he was always Andrew Wiggen, itinerant speaker for the dead, and she was always valentine, historian errant, writing down stories of the living while Ender spoke the stories of the dead. And always Ender carried with him the dry white cocoon, looking for the world where the hive-queen could awaken and thrive in peace. He looked a long time” (Card…

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  • Ender's Game Vs Book Analysis

    Imagine waking up eight o’clock on a Saturday morning, but instead you were waking up to the sound of your commander's voice telling you to get ready for war. The movie Ender’s Game and the book Ender’s Game written by Orson Scott Card has its similarities and has its differences. Ender Wiggin, the protagonist of the book and movie shows with his wins and his defeats that he can only fight people or buggers that he understands. In each of the paragraphs, you will learn about why the book is…

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  • Summary Of Ender's Game

    Ender’s lesson In the book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, unfriendly aliens mounted an attack on Earth. After repelling the buggers, Colonel Graff creates a military school aimed to find the next great commander. Finding interest into Ender, he is recruited to battle school. Here, students study strategy, tactics, military history and goes deeper into math and science. At school, Ender finds himself at the top spot, which impresses Colonel Graff. Ender graduate from battle school and is…

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  • The Role Of Buggers In Ender's Game

    Buggers in Ender’s Game plays a major part of the novel’s plot. The characters, setting and plot revolve around the ploy to develop children to become soldiers to kill the buggers when they attack. The paranoia is what makes the story revolve around a child named Ender Wiggin, who was allowed to survive because he was the perfect combination of his siblings, Peter and Valentine. Ender’s balanced personality is what will make him the perfect commander to kill off the buggers. What if the buggers…

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  • Significant Decisions In Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card

    What would happen if an alien species attacked Earth 50 years ago, and we managed to fight them off temporarily? The book “Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card, describes exactly that. The story is about a boy named Ender in those times, and one of the most significant decisions that he makes throughout the book is agreeing to train in battle school because he would protect Valentine, get away from Peter, and he was literally born for it. The book starts out when Ender is 6 years old, and he…

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  • Ender's Game Symbolism

    In Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, the motif of ends justify the means emphasizes the lengths people will go to to save themselves. Graff and Anderson continuously test Enders skill and expertise through various unfair challenges on Earth and in Battle School, emphasizing the motif of ends justify the means. With the Buggers on the brink of returning, Graff and Anderson are to ensure Ender can be the best soldier possible, regardless of what they do to get there. Ender encounters a challenge…

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  • The Leadership Qualities Of Ender's Game By Orson Card

    The Leadership Qualities of Ender Wiggin Ender’s Game by Orson Card has been a popular science fiction novel for the past three decades. Since its inception the book has claimed two highly respected awards. In addition it has even become a highly recommended reading material for several military education facilities for new officers. This novel highlights four basic qualities that make up the basis of a good commanding officer. The first quality needed for a leader to succeed is gaining the…

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  • Manipulation In Ender's Game

    "Individual human beings are all tools, that the others use to help us all survive." -Ender’s Game. Manipulation is a key theme in the book, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Although in this book, it has many themes, Manipulation has a giant role in the life of Ender. The system pits him against the students who highly dislike him for his brilliant intelligence and the teachers just simply make it worse. But with all these thrown at him, Ender is still afraid of Peter and his actions on Earth.…

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